If you’re in Little India at the weekend, you can take in a long-established flea market
a short walk from Dunlop Street, up Jalan Besar. To the right you’ll soon see dozens
of traders selling all manner of bric-a-brac. Once upon a time, much of the gear was
of dubious provenance – hence the appellation Thieves’ Market – though these days
it’s merely of dubious desirability, everything from old slippers to assorted mobilephone
chargers.

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